Digital communications

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Report

Mapping the digital gap: Yuelamu, Northern Territory community outcomes report 2022

Based on 37 surveys and 12 stakeholder interviews, this report outlines the initial findings from the researchers' initial 2022 visit, and highlights the current access and use of media, telecommunications and online services, as well as the digital inclusion and service delivery challenges in Yuelamu...
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Report on the production of digital commons and on the conditions of the organisation and action of the Digital Commons Policy Council

The Digital Commons Policy Council was created to build connections between the worlds of policy-making and of community-based digital innovation. This report documents their activities and outlines some future plans.
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Understanding digital poverty and inequality in the UK

In 2022, the British Academy commissioned six projects that examined different aspects of digital poverty in the United Kingdom. This report highlights the central themes and findings that emerge across the evidence base of outputs produced by the commissioned projects, and uses these findings to...
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Mapping the digital gap: Tennant Creek, Barkley region, Northern Territory community outcomes report 2022

Based on 44 surveys and 13 interviews with residents and stakeholders, this report outlines the findings from the researchers' initial 2022 visit, and highlights the current access and use of media, communications and online services and the digital inclusion challenges in Tennant Creek and across...
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Digital lives of Australians 2022

This report is the second in an ongoing longitudinal study by auDA. The study provides an in-depth exploration into the online experiences of Australians to understand what they value, their most significant challenges and identify opportunities that will support improvements in online outcomes for Australians.
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Mapping the digital gap: Erub (Darnley Island), Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait) Queensland community outcomes report 2022

This report is intended to assist TSIMA, TSIRC and community agencies to better understand the key barriers to digital inclusion in Erub, assist in identifying communications infrastructure and program needs, and support planning and advocacy with government and industry stakeholders.
Guide

Hybrid engagement

Hybrid engagement integrates real-time digital and in-person activities to allow participants greater choice and flexibility to participate in an engagement process. This resource offers some guidance on how to effectively conduct hybrid engagement.
Report

Communication regulators of the future

This report explores the critical role communication regulators play in an increasingly connected society.
Policy report

Misinformation and disinformation: an international effort using behavioural science to tackle the spread of misinformation

This paper outlines some key behavioural insights to help improve policy responses to stop the spread of mis- and dis-information.
Policy report

Frontier influencers: the new face of China’s propaganda

This report explores how the Chinese party-state’s globally focused propaganda and disinformation capabilities are evolving and increasing in sophistication. Concerningly, this emerging approach by the Chinese party-state to influence international discourse on China, including obfuscating its record of human rights violations, is largely flying under...
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Combatting online Islamophobia and racism in Australia: the case for an eSafety duty of care

This report, commissioned by the Islamic Council of Victoria, argues that the failure of social media platforms to improve their demonstrably ineffectual systems for the review of hateful material, coupled with the grave harms of online Islamophobia, necessitates government intervention.
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Mapping the digital gap - background paper: project objectives, context and methods

The 'Mapping the Digital Gap' project involves working with remote First Nations communities to measure and track changes in digital inclusion levels and media use within each community over three years, from 2022–2024. This working paper sets out the project’s approach, covering its main objectives...
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Driving the digital revolution: a guide for boards

Despite a rapid technological acceleration caused by the pandemic, many leaders remain under-skilled and struggling to keep up with a fast-changing digital landscape. This report highlights the need for significant board renewal and upskilling in order to fill the digital skills gap.
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WeChat’s role in Australian democracy: a grassroots view

This study finds that despite drawbacks, the Chinese messaging app, WeChat, plays a vital role in the democratic participation of Chinese-Australians. It argues that the greatest challenge with WeChat remains a lack of regulatory oversight from the Australian government and the platform’s niche role within...
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Islamophobia in the digital age: a study of anti-Muslim tweets

Relying on intensive community consultation, as well as independent research, this report provides a series of recommendations for Twitter and policy-makers, aimed at ensuring that users are adequately protected against anti-Muslim content on social media.
Working paper

Policy responses to false and misleading digital content

This working paper examines the emerging risk of false and misleading digital content and the role media literacy can play in empowering children.
Briefing paper

The digital literacy imperative

Digitalisation is no longer a sectoral issue, but is all-encompassing across sectors and actors. In that regard, the authors of this briefing paper argue that the future is already here—and investing in digital literacy programs will be critical to establishing global leadership in the digital...
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Australian Ad Observatory: background paper

This paper is designed to provide background information on the aims and methods of the Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) Australian Ad Observatory research project.
Working paper

The digitalisation of social protection before and since the onset of COVID-19: opportunities, challenges and lessons

This paper discusses the main opportunities and challenges associated with digital social protection, drawing on trends pre-COVID and since the onset of the pandemic. It offers eight lessons to help social protection actors capitalise on technology’s potential in a risk-sensitive manner.
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America's 5G era: balancing big data and privacy

Concurrently with the adoption of 5G technology, the number of automated sensors and devices connected to wireless networks will continue to grow in the next few years. Increasingly, these networks will inform artificial intelligence algorithms, which will then autonomously make decisions and take actions—with human...